Asaram Bapu sentenced to life imprisonment in rape case
by The Canadian Parvasi
In a rape case filed by a former desciple dating back to 2013, self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was convicted by a court in Gandhinagar court and consequently sentenced to life imprisonment on Tuesday.
The self-styled godman had previously been serving life in prison in another rape case, of a minor desciple, also dating back to 2013. Asaram is currently in the Jodhpur jail lodged for the same.
The case was filed by a woman who was previously a desciple of the 81-year-old. The registered case alleged that Asaram had raped the woman on multiple occasions between 2001 and 2006 while she was residing at his ashram in Motera near Ahmedabad. The court, on Monday, convicted Asaram for the same.